FSA Webinar Series

Rubber Expansion Joints: Basic Applications to Advanced Solutions - 2-Part Webinar
October 17 & 19, 2017
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Pump piping engineers demand optimal piping systems with a smaller footprint, lower construction cost, improved energy efficiency, modular construction and with less structural support. Rubber Expansion Joints help meet these requirements by reducing the need for cumbersome main anchors, numerous guides and/or rigid piping loops. Featuring low stiffness and high movement, expansion joints accept damaging pipe stresses such as pipe strain, thermal expansion, shock and vibration loads, ground settlement and external displacement forces. With a rugged construction, cycle life in the tens of millions and superior chemical and abrasion resistance, rubber expansion joints help also to improve piping system uptime and reliability. This two-part webinar focuses on the design, selection and application of rubber expansion joints, including restrained and unrestrained arrangements. Content focuses on using rubber expansion joints as part of best piping practices, pumping system optimization, and plant reliability and efficiency improvements. The webinar will also discuss how to take a FMEA approach for improvement assessment of failure modes and conducting plant surveys to virtually eliminate unplanned downtime.

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Mechanical Seals KnowledgeBase
On-Demand Event
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The FSA has launched KnowledgeBase! Content is developed and maintained by members of the Mechanical Seals Division as a service to manufacturers and users of mechanical seals. It currently offers over 35 files of content and videos, each covering and explaining specific topics.



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Energy Efficiency of Compression Packings in Pump Applications
On-Demand Event
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It has been said, in rotating equipment circles, that the friction from compression packing on a pump shaft consumes more power than mechanical seals. It has even been stated that using pump packing is like driving around with the emergency brake on to reinforce this perception.

The Fluid Sealing Association has been working with the European Sealing Association to study sealing devices power consumption and has data that shows that this perception is erroneous.

The FSA is proud to offer this 1.5 hour webinar. Some topics to be covered include:

- development of a joint ESA/FSA test procedure for pump packings

- concerns about measurement of frictional power losses

- commissioning dedicated test equipment

- results of friction testing

- comparison with mechanical seals

- rethinking theoretical results and a new model

The Speakers:

Henri Azibert, Technical Director, Fluid Sealing Association

Ron Frisard, Vice Chair of Gasket Division, Fluid Sealing Association

The webinar was recorded on January 26, 2017. The cost to view this webinar on-demand is $50.00.



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The Fundamentals of Bolting for Gasketed Joints
On-Demand Event
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One of the most misunderstood issues in industry today is correct bolt loading for flanges. There are many fables and half-truths that are passed on to new maintenance people that can result in a leaking joint. The Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) is a manufacturer-based resource thats charter is educating industry including the correct methods of bolt tightening to ensuring a sound connection.

The FSA is proud to offer "The Fundamentals of Bolting for Gasketed Joints" as a 1.5 hour webinar that will give solid information including the following:

- Best bolting practices

- Anti-seize effects on gasket loading

- Calculating gasket loads

- Step-by-step determination of a torque value

The Speakers:

Ron Frisard, Vice Chair of Gasket Division, Fluid Sealing Association

Chett Norton, Technical Chair of Gasket Division, Fluid Sealing Association

The webinar was recorded on March 22, 2016. The cost to view this webinar on-demand is $50.00.



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How to Select the Correct Gasket
On-Demand Event
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One of the most critical yet overlooked aspects to successful flange sealing is selecting the correct gasket. Due to an aging workforce and lack of shared sealing knowledge, more focus is needed to be put on selecting the proper gasket. Industry records show that 1 in every 5 gasket failures indicates improper gasket style or material was used. The Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) is a manufacturer-based resource that's charter is educating industry including the correct selection of gasketing to ensure a safe and sound connection.

The FSA is proud to offer "How to Select the Correct Gasket" as a 1.5 hour webinar that will give vital information including the following subjects:


- Forces acting on a bolted connection
- Types of gaskets by categories (Metallic, semi metallic, and non-metallic)
- Selection of gasket for applications
 o Gasket related considerations
 o Flange related considerations
o Fastener considerations
o Joint considerations

The Speakers:

Ron Frisard, Vice Chair of Gasket Division, Fluid Sealing Association

Chett Norton, Technical Chair of Gasket Division, Fluid Sealing Association

The webinar was recorded on December 9th, 2016. The cost of this on demand webinar is $50.00.



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Low E Valve Sealing
'How Will New Regulations Affect Your Plant?'
On-Demand Event
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Right now in North America major regulatory changes are happening in regards to sealing valves in Low Emissions service. This webinar discusses the regulations and the challenges that industry is facing to curb methane and fugitive emissions; including an insight into the new EPA methane rules.

The FSA is proud to offer this 1.5 hour webinar that will give solid information about the coming wave of changes to meet regulatory requirements for valve sealing. Valves are recognized as one of the primary sources of emissions leakage and this webinar will focus on the relationship between valve and valve packing and the adoption of best available technologies and correct installation practices.

The Speakers:
Phil Mahoney, Vice President, Fluid Sealing Association
Ron Frisard, Vice Chair of Packing Division, Fluid Sealing Association

The webinar was recorded on January 25th, 2016. The cost of to view this webinar on-demand is $50.00.



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Compression Packing
'Modern Technology in an Ageless Product'
On-Demand Event
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Learn how a traditional sealing method has been updated and renewed to fulfill today’s requirements in terms of performance and emission control. This three part webinar series provides extensive coverage of a wide range of topics including the latest technical improvements in packing materials and construction and their performance parameters. From proper selection for applications to safe installation best practices, trouble shooting and environmental control, the course provides practical and factual information. Packing for valves, pumps and a variety of specialty equipment are reviewed. Methods of packing manufacture and function are described, and technical references including standards will be discussed. This is directed to a broad range of audiences including plant maintenance, engineering and operations. It is also useful for manufacturers of OEM equipment and distributors charged with technical support in a wide range of industries.

*Session 1 (On Demand): Materials and Methods of Construction
*Session 2 (On Demand): Equipment types and Installation Methods Using Compression Packing
*Session 3 (On Demand): Standards and Regulations for Compression Packing

* Sessions 1, 2 and 3 available on demand.

Price: $50.00 each

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